The Rotary Club Phillip Island and San Remo have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Woolamai Beach Surf Life Saving Club (WBSLSC) pledging a donation of $40,000 toward the fundraising appeal to build a dedicated lifesaving patrol facility at Smith’s Beach.
WBSLSC aims to raise $250,000 to construct, fit out and maintain a lifesaving facility, including a lookout tower, at the very popular Smith’s Beach location. The commitment by Rotary of $40,000 to the project has well and truly launched the appeal.
Rotarian Phil Dressing said that funds from the Rotary Club’s bi annual art show at San Remo have been earmarked to support the project. In addition, The Rotary Club has committed to an annual $5,000 donation over the next three year period, to assist the Club with equipment replacement and maintenance.
Mr Dressing said that Rotary is very keen to develop strategic partnerships with organisations serving the local and broader community, and that such partnerships are of huge community benefit.
The facility proposed by WBSLSC is required to support plans to establish a permanent lifesaver patrol at Smiths Beach, which is the most popular surf beach on the island.
The purpose of the proposed lifesaving facility at Smith’s Beach is threefold.
It will act as an observation platform and shelter/communications facility,
It will provide first aid treatment facilities, and
It will provide storage for life saving equipment.
All donations to the appeal are tax deductible. Corporate donations and sponsorships can be discussed via the club administrator at: secretary @ woolamaibeach.asn.au
Article and photo kindly supplied by the Phillip Island & San Remo Advertiser